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by filippos
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 56
Views: 3443

Re: How to become a greek resident

...the point I make is that you could buy a car now without the need to have a residence card... not necessarily; it could depend on the dealer. When we bought our first car here the dealer insisted we must have a residence permit so we started the process. (We had time as we had an extended delive...
by filippos
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flight Delay Compensation
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

Re: Flight Delay Compensation

I've never understood why compensation for a relatively short delay is even as much as the cost of the delayed flight. It should work on the same principle as insurance; reimbursement of losses and necessary additional expenses. On a short haul flight delayed for a couple of hours you still reach yo...
by filippos
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Airbnb
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: Airbnb

Well, apart from meeting eot requirements and/or setting up a properly constituted business with appropriate licence(s) you need to comply with airb&b requirements, which aren't too demanding and I don't thing they place any restriction on length of stay. The scheme started ostensibly on the pre...
by filippos
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New House Purchase
Replies: 33
Views: 3199

Re: New House Purchase

Hope it goes well for you.
by filippos
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New House Purchase
Replies: 33
Views: 3199

Re: New House Purchase

Thankfully our solicitor is the SIL of our good Greek friend, his other friend is an engineer and did the survey and we have our tax numbers etc all sorted I think! If you rent out legally you need a lot more than that. Just getting a licence before doing anything else can be a nightmare. Maybe I'm...
by filippos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New House Purchase
Replies: 33
Views: 3199

Re: New House Purchase

I'd suggest you contact the EOT office in Heraklion for info about the available schemes and a good accountant. We have friends who had a very successful holiday villa once they had spent about 2-3 years satisfying the EOT requirements that seemed to change on a monthly basis. 100% occupancy from th...
by filippos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: Flights December - January

In previous winters we’ve stopped in Athens for a night one way and timed flights so connection time isn’t too long or short the other way. The Sofitel at the airport is a good place to while away time out of the airport building. I understand your reasoning re-school time travel and I'd probably a...
by filippos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Do you know of a TV Repair Man?
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Do you know of a TV Repair Man?

You're welcome and thanks for posting the contact details that I'd lost.
by filippos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Typical EU
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Typical EU

Dijsselbloem must be the biggest hypocrite of all time. He was one of the loudest cheerleaders for the troika's "solution" to Greece's debt problems and had many fingers in many pies that would be affected one way or another depending on the format of the so called bailout. He was head and...
by filippos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New House Purchase
Replies: 33
Views: 3199

Re: New House Purchase

Sorry but I can't help with shops in Iraklio area but a couple of questions. The intention is to rent the property through the summer months and also use for ourselves. Are you aware of the different types of letting that are allowed? Have you been through the registration process for whatever type ...
by filippos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: Flights December - January

As I said, I'd rather break the journey with an overnight stay than extend the continuous travel time, not that I'm ever likely to go to Edinburgh, especially in winter. Last time we went from here to LHR we had almost to run to change in ATH - 40mins to transfer - struck lucky at LHR with our bags ...
by filippos
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: Flights December - January

It's difficult to do it in much less outside direct flight season, Filippos. I'd welcome even a couple of hours less or plan CHQ/ATH/LHR, overnight in hotel, then head for EDI next day, not that I'm ever likely to make that journey Summer or Winter. I can't think of many things more knackering than...
by filippos
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: Flights December - January

Seems a decent price to me. It's not the price but the hours of travelling that would deter me. Thankfully, if I needed to go to the UK I wouldn't need to go to Edinburgh but only as far as Bristol. Out of season, I'd say bugger the cost and go Xania/Athens/Heathrow. Hopefully, I won't ever need to...
by filippos
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: Flights December - January

What's the travel time, start to finish in each direction? For me? Yes, thanks. Wouldn't do for me. Despite being healthy and fairly fit for my age I'd flake out and need min. 24 hrs recovery, especially on the outbound journey. Assuming my calculations are right, allowing for the 2hrs time differe...
by filippos
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: Flights December - January

What's the travel time, start to finish in each direction?

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